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Type: galaxy, Sb
Mag: B=14.28, V=?
Size: 1.288′ x 0.588′
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Discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "vF, lE, gbM, 25 arcseconds"
Recorded in "Observations of the Southern Nebulae made with the Great Melbourne Telescope".
See the discussion of Lithograph M.1.5 for the details.
F, vL spiral; the central portion is pB 1'x0.5'; E 10deg; the nucleus is bright and alm.stell. from which extends 2 spiral arms; the outer portion of the nebula is extremely faint, and with exposure of 100 minis indicated only by a number of almost stell. condensations extending to 3' from the centre. 6 small nebulae in the field.
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 14.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads S,EL,DKLNS,BM,PD.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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